For discussion of parent/child estrangements
This is the first post of a new thread for discussion of estrangements between parents and their grown children.
Maybe there have always been family estrangements. I know that I never expected to be estranged from my daughter. Our estrangement didn't begin until she was 29. Since then I have heard of so many estrangements of parents by their grown children. The stories are often wrenchingly painful. In many cases there seem to be no solution. However, recently I have been hearing of the beginning of reconciliations. When reconciliation begins, it seems to take a long time and the parents are often fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing and they often don't even know what the wrong thing is as it might be a hug or a look or something else that seemed innocuous to them.
Here is a link that might be useful: Estrangements: The Website